Unirea Urziceni missed a chance to pull even with Dinamo Bucureşti as they were held to a 1-1 draw by defending champion CFR Cluj. The draw leaves Dan Petrescu's side two points behind Dinamo whilst Cluj trails Universitatea Craiova in the final Europa League spot due to goal differential.
Romanian international Bogdan Mara gave Cluj the 1-0 lead four minutes in as fearlessly dove to head in Alvaro Pereira's cross from the left. Nine minutes later former Huracán man Pablo Brandán squared the match as he sent in Răzvan Pădureţu's free-kick from left in from close range.
Cluj return to the play on Saturday as they face Răzvan Lucescu's Braşov whilst Unirea Urziceni look to make up ground the following day against Oţelul Galaţi.